Australia practices on artificial pitches to counter India's threat of spin during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy

On Friday, a photo of the doctored pitch that was taken during the Australian team's four-day training camp in Alur in preparation for their upcoming four-match test series against India dominated cricket social media.

The Karnataka Cricket Relationship (KCA) worked up on three surfaces for the visitors to prepare for the threat that would come from the Indian spinners thanks to Australia head coach Andrew McDonald and spin expert Daniel Vettori's association with Royal Challengers Bangalore.


It is known that Australia will practice on a variety of worn-out pitches, including slow turners, rank-turners, and ones with varying bounce, to acclimate to the weather Nagpur, Delhi, and Ahmedabad are likely to experience. The sides are likely to encounter a green field because the Dharamshala surface is primarily designed for seamers and is also used by the Australian players to practice at Alur.

Given that Australia played two practice matches in Chennai on their 2013 tour of India and still lost, the visitors may have decided against participating in any warm-up matches. 


4-0 whitewashed, their first victory over India in a three-match series or longer.

Australia had the opportunity to play Shahbaz Nadeem in both innings of the one practice game they played against India A in 2017. And even though India A had K Gowtham, they only used him in the second innings.


"I'm quite sure that the previous time we went, we were given a green top to practice on, and it was kind of pointless. We would be better off with our own nets, bringing in spinners, and having them bowl as much as they can. When we land, we'll see what happens. Before the team's departure for India, Australian Vice-Captain Steve Smith told the Sydney Morning Herald, "I think we've taken the right decision to not play a tour match.

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